Law Suit Launched Over Botched Abortion in Florida

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News International Correspondent

MIAMI, USA (Worthy News) -- A Chicago-based pro-life law center has launched a law suit against staff of a clinic involved in a botched late-term abortion in hopes it will result in charges of "infanticide" and "change public opinion" about this controversial procedure.

The Thomas More Society said the law suit was filed last month on behalf of a young woman, Sycloria Williams, whose baby was allegedly killed by staff members of Hialeah clinic, Worthy News learned Tuesday, February 11.

The Florida Board of Medicine already revoked the license of Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique on charges of medical malpractice, delegation of responsibility to unlicensed personnel and failing to keep an accurate medical record.

Renelique arrived too late at a Hialeah clinic to perform an abortion on eighteen year-old Williams back on July 20, 2006, who instead managed to deliver her live baby.

TRYING TO BREATH

The civil lawsuit claims that that while the baby, Shanice Osbourne, was still trying to breathe, Belkis Gonzalez – a staff member who had no medical license – came into the room and cut the umbilical cord. Gonzalez then allegedly "scooped up the baby” and the afterbirth, placed everything in a red biohazard bag, sealed it and tossed the bag into the trash.

A series of anonymous calls led police to discover the baby's body in a cardboard box in a clinic closet one week later, according to investigators. An autopsy apparently revealed that Williams' baby had air in her lungs and was trying to breath; the cause of death was said to be extreme prematurity.

"Its infanticide," said Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, which investigated the case. "We're trying to make sure we don't tolerate infanticide here," Brejcha told the Baptist Press news agency. "The baby was gasping for air. They used a pair of shears and didn't tie (the cord) up so the baby was going to bleed to death. They treated the baby like a piece of garbage."

WRONGFUL DEATH

The suit against Renelique, Gonzalez and other clinic staff claims wrongful death, medical negligence and personal injury; it was filed by a local counsel hired by the Thomas More Society.

Brejcha said the suit is intended to "pressure prosecutors to file murder charges," but to date, no criminal charges have been filed in the case. However, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is reportedly investigating the matter.

"Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, we can all agree that this is tragic and morally reprehensible," Florida State House Majority Leader Adam Hasner said in a statement, monitored by Worthy News Tuesday, February 11.  "Administrative action against the physician by the Department of Health is not enough, anything less than murder charges being filed is unacceptable."

SAFE-HAVEN LAW

State Representative Rachel Burgin added that Florida's safe-haven law would have allowed the baby to be dropped off anonymously at any hospital and eventually adopted if she survived.

Williams was originally scheduled to receive a dilation and evacuation, which involves dismembering the baby while still in the womb, Worthy News learned.

"The degree of barbaric medical malpractice in this case is absolutely astonishing," explained Brejcha. "And that's something that pro-life people should not be hesitant to let the world know about, because the abortion industry is keeping that quiet and talking about safe, legal abortion. It's never safe for the baby."

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12 thoughts on “Law Suit Launched Over Botched Abortion in Florida

  1. God's word teaches that life begins at conception. Destroying that life in the womb or outside of it is "murder". All who participate in this act will be accountable to God someday. I'd hate to be in their place on judgement day.

    • JESUS DEAL WITH THIS PLACE THIS IS MURDER FRIST PLACE I PRAYER JUDGMENT COME TO THEM WHAT THEY ARE DOING OH GOD, OUR PRESENT NEED YOU NOW IN JESUS NAME THIS IS WRONG SEND YOUR WARRIOR ANGELS THESE ARE LIVE CHILDREN BREATHING AND HERE T HIS PERSON KILLS T HEM IN COLD BLOOD ENOUGHT IS ENOUGHT IN JESUS NAME, GOD DOING SOMETHING TO STOP THIS MURDER, WARDRUMMER FOR SAN DIEGO AND T HE NATI ONS,

  2. Proverbs 1:11
    If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

  3. 16 These six things the LORD hates,
    Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
    17 A proud look,
    A lying tongue,
    Hands that shed innocent blood,
    18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
    Feet that are swift in running to evil,

  4. Get used to it folks. We now have a President that has approved this sort of thing and is willing
    to spend our tax dollars to pay for abortions in other countries. It will only get worse and worse
    until the Prince of Peace comes back to stop this madness. Even so, come Lord Jesus!!

    Obama made a remark at the annual prayer breakfast that there is no God who would approve of killing innocent people. Then why would he sign an executive order to okay abortion even over seas. If he was really a Christian, as he claims to be, he could not believe the way he does. He is a
    phony and all we need to do is look where he came from. The system in Chicago is corrupt to the core and he brought many of those people with him to Washington. My prayer for him and his
    cronies is that they all will realize that they are sinners and need the Lord Jesus Christ to save them and give them a new heart.

  5. So very very sad. Please my Loving Lord and Savior send your angels to protect these innocent ones! It's just so sad that I am powerless to help. Pray! :(

  6. obama should have a millstone tied around his neck and cast into the sea! And thats straight from the One he claims as his god!

  7. Why do you blame Obama for this? The AMERICAN people chose this. America has more abortions than any other industrialized nation. Late term abortions are illegal in most European nations (including in Germany, where I live). Bush, another "Christian", also did nothing to change this. Obama is doing what his constituents want- the majority of Americans want abortion to be legal. The problem is SPIRITUAL, not POLITICAL.

    America, repent! Stop blaming the government, your neighbors or atheists. If Americans who claim to be "Christians" would live as Christians, perhaps then America could escape the coming judgement. As it is, America is become a nation of whom it can be said: "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."

    • Tabitha,
      Do not blame the "AMERICAN" people, we DID NOT chose this. Did GERMANY chose to follow HITLER in his time and agree with everything he did? I'm sure everyone acted out in fear but the whole country was blamed. People who can actually use their intellect and have spiritual discernment know that when people DON'T have GOD in their lives who reigns? The devil and adversary we call SATAN. The same one behind deceit, murder, hatred and all evil. Put the blame in the right area. In AMERICA this country WAS founded by CHRISTIAN people who wanted to serve the Lord their God freely! It is the INDIVIDUAL person responsible for their spiritual life before GOD. People don't realize that decisions they make affect generations, not just the moment. Every single person is responsible and in AMERICA there are whole cities that serve the Lord, we serve him freely and every where and although we have had our share of shame in our histories (slavery and abolishing it) we can never compare to the genocidal maniac that was started from yours. Don't look at our speck at take out your own stake in yours....

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